“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” - Marilyn Monroe
Everyone makes mistakes! This is a fact. But, do we all recognize them? Some yes, others 'not really'. There are times in life when we all make mistakes, but our enormous pride forces us to deny them.
'Who, me?! No, I did not do it!'
And you repeat these words so loudly and so constantly that, in the end, not even you know the real truth anymore. People then judge you harshly, as if they suddenly became great saints; as if they had never made or denied their mistakes.
Horrible scenery, isn't it? But, it sure happened to you too! Let's state three truths clearly.
1. Making mistakes is perfectly natural
Every human being makes mistakes, as every human being can become a victim of somebody else's mistakes. We cannot change this facts, simply because a perfect world does not exist. So what can we do??
2. Being a connoisseur of your own mistakes is perfectly necessary
First of all, we must be aware of our wrongs. Realizing what we did wrong, being aware of each of our mistakes is the first step to success. If we know what we did wrong, our conscience will play a huge role in avoiding making the same mistake for the second time.
3. Denying your mistakes is just another 'perfect' mistake
Being aware of your mistakes but not recognizing them in front of others is a strong sign of a weak character. Facing the truth is hard, especially for proud people, but existential. If you cannot admit when you are wrong, how can you demand respect?
Dropping to conclusions.
A song's lyrics say that 'sorry seems to be the hardest word'. For some, 'sorry' is the hardest word. But it is also the only way to build a strong personality, to gain respect in the society and to improve the relationship with other people.